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Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren has been one of the most dependable and rugged starting pitchers in the majors since 2005. No one has made more starts in that time, and he has pitched at least 215 innings each of the past seven seasons, the longest active streak in the majors. But all those innings might be showing their wear and tear. Haren finally admitted that a lingering back issue has hampered him all season. He allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday and is now 6-8 with a 4.86 ERA for the season. Over his past five starts, he has allowed 27 runs (26 earned) on 43 hits, including nine home runs, in 27 innings. After the Angels' 9-5 loss in Cleveland, Haren and manager Mike Scioscia said the 31-year-old right-hander will have his back examined when the Angels return to California later this week. Haren's next start (Sunday) and a potential trip to the disabled list are "up in the air right now," according to ...
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